Mental health and COVID-19 — how to reduce the stress
The coronavirus pandemic is not slowing down yet. While in some European countries medical specialists are preparing for the autumn "second wave" of COVID-19, the number of cases in the United States has exceeded 6 million. So how to strengthen our fragile mental health during this stressful period and minimize the effects of the “September blues” and anxious anticipation of the possible lockdown?
I’d like to have more joy in life. What should I do?
Enjoying life is our natural need. Sometimes we directly associate it with materialistic things or love and appreciation from others. However, we should search for satisfaction within ourselves instead. Moreover, our feeling of joy is deeply connected with our inner mood and can even be upgraded.
Optimists sleep better than pessimists - the Medical University of Vienna
The fact that optimists live longer than pessimists and usually suffer less from various chronic diseases is not surprising. Perhaps, it is so simply because positive-minded people sleep better than their fellow pessimistic palls.
Sleep deprivation of under 2 hours makes you less positive — NTNU research
Researchers of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have concluded recently that reducing the duration of sleep by 1.5-2 hours for only three nights in a row lessens the number of positive feelings while negative ones remain at the same level.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has surpassed other methods in treating inflammation
An analysis of 56 random clinical trials involving 4,060 people showed that psychological and behavioral methods of therapy are more effective means to reduce inflammatory processes in the body and strengthen immunity.
Why is it so hard to wake up in winter mornings — scientists explain
Early waking up on a winter morning sometimes turns into a real struggle. For a long time, the causes of severe awakening were unclear, but scientists studied the activity of sensory neurons and neurons responsible for the sleep-wake cycles of the fruit fly (Drosophilidae), and seem to have found the answer.